Habitat Blog

  • Welcome

    Welcome to the new-look Habitat website, where we celebrate the ...


  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Cosy up with colour

It took a while – not that we’re complaining – but winter is now here in full force. All it takes is a couple of ... more

 
Square square colour iconResene Oilskin
is a complex brown with a green edge.

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Debra's bold experiment with colour

Walk into the home of Debra Yearsley, and you’ll quickly recognise her love of colour. But when the Yearsley family first moved into their 1980s ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Clever ways with staircases

We run up and down it daily, and yet the staircase is a part of the household that often gets overlooked – but with clever ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Susan and Jeremy's life beyond white

Sure, Susan Templer is in a lucky position. As an interior designer she has the skill to choose a range of colours for her house ... more

Habitat magazine cover
Arrow pointing up
Square square colour iconResene Consuela
is a mango and peach blend.

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Square square colour iconResene French Pass
is an early morning sky blue, warm and classy.

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing up
Arrow pointing left
Win: Relax outdoors… all year

Artwood’s beautiful new Outdoor Garden All-Weather Collection comprises statement pieces ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Retro, metro or pops of colour

This cosy dining room with a Scandi-bent featured in the Winter 2014 issue of habitat magazine. We had two experts suggest an alternative scheme. more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
The power of purple

Purple is one of those colours that we can't seem to get enough of. Other on-trend colours swirl about our interiors while purple, and its ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
1 room, 4 ways

We’ve all done it – pondered long and hard over the paint colour charts, worried over our interior colours, bought armfuls of Resene testpots to ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Monde and Michael's role reversal

For Monde Norden and her American-born husband Michael Glazer, their home overlooking Karekare beach on Auckland’s west coast seems a million miles away from the ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
6 rainbow-bright reader projects

At Habitat by Resene we get to see all sorts of creative ideas, submitted by our readers. Here’s a selection of the clever things you ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Cindy and Neville seize the eco moment

Building a new farmhouse-style home in semi-rural Auckland gave Cindy and Neville Poole a chance to use up-to-the-minute energy efficient and eco-friendly products – including ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Noelene and Alan’s red-hot home

It’s no surprise to learn that this family love colour… any colour. It may have been tempting to give free reign to that passion during ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Be a man, get a cave

Warning: this article will reinforce gender stereotypes. It has to. It’s about man caves. The man cave has been around for centuries providing men with ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Decadent, delicious… dining spaces

Dining room, dining space or just a dining table? Many of us don’t have the first, and even if we do have a dedicated dining ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Danny and Lisa’s age-appropriate reno

Making sure a gorgeous Edwardian villa was given age-appropriate interior colours without ending up looking like a museum was a challenge taken on by homeowners ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Krista proves old needn't mean ill

Flying in the face of the assumption that all old houses are cold and damp, one woman and a team of companies, including Resene and ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Here's to a happy home office

There’s a debate going on in our house at the moment. We’re planning major renovations, and have included a fairly generous study or home office ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Fiona goes bold and bountiful

Hand on heart, we can honestly say there are few people in this world who would paint their house purple. Fiona Sheffield is one of ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Kids rule - or so they think

There’s that certain point in the life of our kids when their individual creativity and personality shines through strongly enough to influence their own surroundings ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Kate and Adam's DIY delight

It was a typical first home - a humble mint and forest green ex-State house in Taranaki. Adam and Kate returned from their OE, bought ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Bye bye summer

It’s official. Daylight saving is over and we’ve had a bit of rain this past week - summer is fading with autumn following hard on ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Jodie puts her heart into it

When Jodie Robertson of Smoke N Mirrors was asked to design the interiors of a showhome for Jennian Homes, there was a special twist to ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
A bit of luxe with your latte?

Having a glamorous kitchen isn’t everyone’s cup of chai. Some of us prefer a humble rustic flavour, a cluttery vintage style or something sleek and ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Kate brings Paris to the 'burbs

Adding French-style opulence to a new family home and on a budget. It might sound impossible but thanks to the meeting of two creative minds ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
Hot and spicy on the outside

There's a rising tide of bold and bright colours, and it's not being contained or confined to our interiors. Hot sizzling colour is finding its ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×
Arrow pointing left
James goes for gold...

A trio of bold, rich Resene colours inspired by a garden outlook and the gold of the setting sun has transformed a bland interior into ... more

  look book

Use Habitat's look book to discover and save all your inspiration.

Login or Register to get started!

×